Today we drove over to our friend Paulette's, so we could transplant some seedlings that were getting too big for the cell packs they were in. I happened to take our digital camera because I wanted to take some shots of how big the plants are now. My son Jonathan was driving, and on our road we happened to see a moose! The calf (probably a year old) ran to the right side of the road, and its mom to the left. Jonathan stopped the car, and the boys were able to take a few photos of the cow. I was a bit nervous, since I knew our car was in between the cow and her calf, but she didn't move a bit. She just watched us as we watched her! It's amazing how big they are. We have state forest across the road from us, and she was just behind the gate. We were the ones that drove off, leaving her behind. I suppose as soon as we were out of sight she checked on her calf. Someone told us later that she was probably trying to get rid of the calf, since it won't be long before she delivers another one.
Just before we turned on to Paulette's road we also encountered three wild turkeys running across the road. That is good news, as a friend has a turkey license, and the season opens very soon. No one in our family has a license this year to hunt them, so they are safe with us!
Here is a photo of the plants we are watching grow. Paulette has a wonderful solar cement wall, and it's perfect for letting the seedlings grow. The plants receive sunlight all day long. Hopefully once we get our upstairs finished we will figure out how to get them to grow at our place, so we don't have to make a mess at Paulette's.
We had beautiful weather today, warm enough for Paulette to work in short sleeves! However, the city we lived in just 4 hours away received about 12 inches of snow today! We sure could have used the precipitation, as our area is very dry. It won't be long before all the snow has melted. I guess until this last snowstorm the Turtle Mountains had the only snow in the state.